Veranstaltungen des CeMIS


Winter Semester 2020-21

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17.11.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Jana Tschurenev (CeMIS, Göttingen): Travelling pedagogical knowledge, rural pre-school education,
and the birth of the Anganwadi, 1920s-1970s

24.11.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Maria Pomohaci (CeMIS, Göttingen): Refuse collectors, night-soil removers, street sweepers:
Calcutta Corporation’s ‘scavengers’ and their work

01.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Camille Buat (CeMIS, Göttingen/Sciences-Po, Paris): A floating population? Trajectories of Hindustani
labour in colonial and post-colonial Eastern India

08.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Lukas Rosenberg (Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte,Göttingen): The plague in Malang. Epidemic disease and labour relations in the Dutch East Indies, c. 1909-14
Marlene Seyfried (Institut für Soziologie, Göttingen): Concerning women: Work and family life during industrialisation

11.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Catharina Hänsel (CeMIS, Göttingen/Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa):“A relationship of father and sons" - The institutionalisation of wage negotiations in Ahmedabad

15.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Robert Rahman Raman (CeMIS, Göttingen): TBA
Zaen Alkazi (SOAS, London): Fauj, Paltan and Dal: Workers' Volunteer Corps and Class Struggle in Late Colonial Bombay, c. 1927-45

12.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Josefine Hoffmann (CeMIS, Göttingen): The endurance of skill: Training and career at the Bosch-MICO factory

15.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Round table discussion: Labour, migration and citizenship during the Covid-19 pandemic in India

19.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Reyazul Haque (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin): A witness to history: Production of images of India in GDR newsreels

26.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Nabhojeet Sen (Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn): Coerced labour regime(s) in Western India: c. 1700-1818

02.02.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Atem Lemtur (CeMIS, Göttingen): Unpacking the expedition: Mountains as a place of work

09.02.2021: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Karl Müller-Bahlke (Institut für Soziologie, Göttingen): Reproduction and the colonial state: The Bombay Labour Gazette in the 1920s
Rohan Mathews (Institut für Soziologie and CeMIS, Göttingen): Statute and case law: The predicament of labour law in India

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discussion after each presentation. Please note that the meeting will be locked 15 minutes
after it has started. Thank you for your understanding.

CeMIS International Photo Competition 2020 “India at Work”

Vote now in the CeMIS International Photo Competition "INDIA AT WORK"!

The CeMIS International Photo Competition 2020 called for images that explore work in India or in the Indian Diaspora: factory worker, software engineer, street vendor, CEO, sex worker, artist, homemaker, manager, farmer, policewoman, professor, driver. From work at home to work in the field, the factory, the office, or the street: we wanted to see what work is, we wanted to see workers and places of work. The Call for Photos closed on 15 September. In the last four weeks, our jury has worked their way through 320 submissions and came up with a shortlist with 25 photos. The shortlist has just gone online on Facebook and Instagram and now it’s your turn! Vote now!

Voting procedure: on Facebook via hitting like for your favourite photo; on Instagram by comment your favourite’s number.

Voting closes on Monday 16 November at 5 p.m. (German time):